22-? THE SlBHlSAX1 SIDDH^ST. 6. ;* 0 ye faithful, tills is a good election : waver not in mind ; enter into TGiifielves h contemplation and be not stragglers. Wander not from iionse to icnse, ccr be In donbr as to year own fathers door. Says Sri Hari Bas3 "what is Gcd's doing. Is as iied as Mount Somera has become. 7. £i Set your affection en the lotus-eyed, in comparison witli whose love all lo¥e is worthless ; or on the conversation of the saints : that so the sin of TOOT soul may be effaced* The love of Hari is Eke the durable dye of the mad- der ; bat the lore of the world is like a stain of saffron that lasts only for two days, Sars Hari Das, set yonr affection on Bihari, and he knowing your heart will remain with you for ever. 8. vi A straw is at the mercy of the wind, that blows it about as it will and carries it whither it pleases. So is the realm of Brahma, or of Siva? or this present world. Says Sri Hari Das: this is my conclusion^ I have seea none such as Bihari 9. " Man is like a fish in the ocean of the -world; and other living creatures of various species are as the crocodiles and alligators^ while the soul like the wind spreads the entangling net of desire. Again, ayariee is as a cage, and the avaricious as divers, and the four objects of life as four compartments of the cage. Says Hari Bas? those creatures only can escape whoever embrace the feet of the soa of bliss. 10. " Fool, why are you slothful IE Hari's praises ? Death goeth about with bis arrows ready. He heedeth not whether it be in season or out of season^ Bit lias ever Ms bow on Ms shoulder. "What avail heaps of pearls and other jewels and elepbants tied up at your gate ? Says Sri Hari Eas? though your queen in rich attire await you in her chamber, all goes for noiMng when the darkness of your last day draweth nigh, 11. "' See the cleverness of these people: having no regard for Hari's lotos feet, their Ife is spent to no purpose; when the angel of death comes and encompasses them he does what seetneth Mm good. Says Sri Hari Das; then is he only found long-lived, who has takea Kunj-biMri to Ms soul 12. " Set your heart upon securing Ms love. With water-pot in hand per- ambulate tie ways of Braj and? stringing the beads of your rosary, wander through Briad4-baa and the lesser groves. - As a cow watches her own calf and a doe iis own fawns and lias an eye for none other (the lords of Sri Hari Das are mi Ktmj-bihiri) be yoir meditation on them as well balanced as a milk-pal on the head.